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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

Sunday, 19 April 2020 17:16

Spectrum Health warns heart attack patients to seek immediate care, despite pandemic

GRAND RAPIDS — As Spectrum Health has cared for COVID-19 patients and prepares for a possible surge in the weeks ahead, the number of people coming into the ER at its hospitals with heart attack symptoms has fallen.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 17 April 2020 09:39

Spectrum Health slashes executive pay, reassesses positions as COVID-19 response hits finances

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to aggressively cut costs, starting with executive pay cuts, to shore up finances that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:44

Preparing for the surge: Hospitals look to add beds, meet staffing challenge in COVID pandemic

A line in Bronson Methodist Hospital’s emergency state filing to temporarily add 300 beds epitomizes the main challenge for boosting capacity for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 02 April 2020 05:00

Borgess, Pine Rest seek emergency state approval to add hospital beds

KALAMAZOO — Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo asked for emergency approval Wednesday to add 105 beds in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:03

Michigan hospitals request state approval for more than 2,500 emergency beds

Hospitals in the region plan to add hundreds of beds in anticipation of a surge of patients from the COVID-19 pandemic, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 30 March 2020 11:33

New state order gives hospitals staffing flexibility to treat COVID-19 patients

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive order grants hospitals and other care providers greater flexibility in how they use staff and students to treat COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care


Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:55

Arsenal of health: Manufacturers shift operations to meet needs during pandemic

Demand for the mobile computer workstations produced by Walker-based health care furniture manufacturer Altus Industries Inc. had already begun to spike as hospitals started setting up quarantine and triage areas in preparation for an influx of COVID-19 patients. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:45

Pandemic could offer tipping point for telemedicine

Since the beginning of the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and other health care providers have urged people with symptoms to use telemedicine first to connect with a doctor.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 27 March 2020 06:21

Spectrum Health prepares GVSU facility for patient overflow

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has moved beds and equipment into Grand Valley State University’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in preparation for a surge in patients from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 18:33

State requests medical supply donations from residents, businesses

The state now asks businesses and residents to donate essential medical supplies and protective gear to hospitals and other care providers.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:41

Spectrum Health, Metro Health request donations of medical supplies

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health and Metro Health today became the latest health systems to appeal for donation of medical supplies.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 20 March 2020 05:00

Spectrum Health collecting protective equipment to sustain supply

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is seeking items like face masks and hand sanitizer in light of a national shortage of personal protective equipment for hospital workers and patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Health Care


Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:27

Bronson cancels elective procedures; Blue Cross offer free telemed service

KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare today cancelled all elective surgeries and procedures beginning Wednesday in an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 16 March 2020 13:51

Spectrum Health cancels non-urgent, non-emergency appointments for 2 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health, one of the largest providers of health care in Michigan, today cancelled all non-urgent and non-emergency patient appointments, procedures and surgeries for the next two weeks.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:21

Kent County Health Department orders venues to halve capacity amid coronavirus concerns

GRAND RAPIDS — The Kent County Health Department on Sunday ordered restaurants, bars, fitness centers and entertainment venues to reduce their maximum occupancies by 50 percent.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 15 March 2020 12:08

Health system strategy supports more local procurement

GRAND RAPIDS — At $6.9 billion in revenue for its most recent fiscal year, Spectrum Health holds significant economic clout and buying power in the Michigan economy.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 March 2020 11:55

Spectrum Health offers drive-up coronavirus testing for patients with physician referral

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health this weekend opened a drive-up location to collect specimens from people who have been referred by a physician for a test for the Coronavirus and COVID-19.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:45

Spectrum Health venture capital arm adds ‘buy local’ focus

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health Ventures LLC’s latest investment follows a new corporate strategy from its parent health system to buy locally more often.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 15 March 2020 09:22

MiBiz Growth Report: March 15, 2020

MiBiz Growth Report for March 15, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 09 March 2020 10:46

Gill to auction manufacturing assets from pair of Grand Rapids locations

GRAND RAPIDS — Tier 1 automotive supplier Gill Industries Inc. plans to hold a public auction of some of its manufacturing equipment next month, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 10:17

Spectrum Health continues land acquisition in GR’s Monroe North district

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health continues to amass more properties in the Monroe North business district near its planned Center for Transformation and Innovation, MiBiz has learned. 


Monday, 02 March 2020 13:18

Spectrum Health Ventures invests in eVideon Inc.

Spectrum Health Ventures LLC’s latest investment went to a Grand Rapids tech company that provides an in-room, interactive platform to give information for hospitalized patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 01 March 2020 18:00

Investors ‘put some gas into the engine’ for Facility Health to scale

ELMONT — A Grand Rapids-area software company that uses artificial intelligence to help health care providers monitor and maintain their facilities and equipment plans to scale operations with the backing of nearly $1.3 million in capital raised from investors.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 01 March 2020 17:50

Specialty medical practice pursues selective growth strategy

GRAND RAPIDS — Two years after forming a specialty medical practice to prevent leg amputations via a procedure he developed, Dr. Jihad Mustapha is ready to begin growing the care model well beyond West Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 01 March 2020 15:30

MSU to open satellite Conquer Accelerator in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — A business accelerator in East Lansing wants to extend into Grand Rapids this fall to tap into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and support more high-tech startups.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 16 February 2020 09:00

MiBiz Growth Report: February 16, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for February 16, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 13 February 2020 11:36

Acrisure gives $15 million for children’s health innovation center at Spectrum Health

GRAND RAPIDS — Insurance broker Acrisure LLC pledged $15 million to Spectrum Health to create a virtual innovation center for children’s health.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 31 January 2020 05:30

In closing Bond Ave. plant, Gill Industries to layoff up to 59 people

GRAND RAPIDS — Tier 1 automotive supplier Gill Industries Inc. plans to close its Bond Avenue production facility in Grand Rapids by April 10, 2020, according to a notice filed with the state.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 26 January 2020 14:40

Blue Cross Blue Shield to invest in generic drug maker Civica Rx

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan joined with 17 other Blues plans across the country to invest in Civica Rx, a company formed in 2018 by a consortium of large health systems to produce generic drugs used in hospitals.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 19 January 2020 18:15

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: GVSU Health Check report offers data on key industry trends

Grand Valley State University’s annual Health Check research report provides a wealth of granular data on trends that are affecting the West Michigan market. 

Published in Health Care

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